Palm Beach County is running so smoothly these days, what it really needs is a taste of Iraqi-style contracting. Private companies rake in billions of dollars supporting the military operations in that stunningly successful war, so why shouldn't they also earn a buck or two at home?
That's where Ke ... More >>
Pizza Fusion, born as a single restaurant operation in Deerfield, is now aggressively franchised. On March 31, the company announced a series of Pizza Fusion restaurants opening across Saudi Arabia. Its motto is "Saving the Earth one pizza at a time" and all deliveries are made ... More >>
For years now, the Surfrider Foundation, the Snook Foundation, and the City of Lake Worth have been fighting the Town of Palm Beach over its dream of renourishing a section of beach known as Reach 8. In 2005, the town asked for a permit to fill in the eroding beach with sand taken from offshore. The ... More >>
I just happened on this classic written by Steve Almond in 1994 about South Florida's hard-driven, complicated, and sometimes brutal mogul.
Uh, it jumps.
Citizen Wayne - The Unauthorized Biography
A college dropout and the product of a broken home, H. Wayne Huizenga rose ... More >>
At least the latest public-relations nightmare doesn't involve another prison riot. The GEO Group of Boca Raton is now catching flak in the Pacific Northwest, where it began expanding a Tacoma, Wash., prison, allegedly without bothering to tell the state. A seemingly benign oversight, except for the ... More >>
Yesterday in Palm Beach County, seven environmental activists were sentenced for trespassing, unlawful assembly, and resisting arrest without violence. Two of them -- Panagioti Tsoklas and Lynne Purvis -- got jail time. Tsolkas, 60 days; Purvis, 30 days. As several of their supporters pointed out, t ... More >>
Today's Herald quotes Broward school officials who say that in this year's budget talks, "everything is on the table." That might mean fewer high school sporting events or no more bus rides to magnet schools. Or even cutting one class out of the students' daily schedule. Desperate measures for despe ... More >>
Last August, when the presidential race was a toss-up and the the stock market was not yet gyrating, Barack Obama's campaign released this paper, which promised that as president he would create five million "green jobs."Not many, it seemed, would be in the recycling industry. The word "recycle" doe ... More >>
The hardcore environmentalists at Everglades Earth First sure know how to push FPL's buttons. All year, they've been waging a court battle against construction of a new power plant in Palm Beach County (right across the street from a wildlife refuge!). Today, they picked another fight with the ... More >>